Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Pie Lovers Get Ready - Your Day Is Coming!

What's round and sweet and always yummy? Pie, of course. And if you're a fan of this delish dessert, Saturday (January 23) is your day. It's National Pie Day. Normally I might not jump on the bandwagon of a newly-created holiday, but as a lover of baking and eating pies, I am all for this one. The American Pie Council (who knew?) has lots of info about the big day.

I think the best way to observe National Pie Day is to bake your own pie(s) and share with a friend. If you've never tried making your own crust, now's the time . . . it's really easy and the more times you try the easier and better the results. And - how great will it be to have homemade pie each time you practice? And remember - regardless of the recipe you use the trick is to work quickly and have a light touch (always roll the dough out - never press down!).

Here's a link to the recipe for the fabulous Chocolate Pecan Pie served at Frontera Grill. With its mix of Mexican chocolate and KahlĂșa, it may become your go-to dessert for special occasions. And, if you're not a fan of Rick Bayless (Frontera owner/chef), check out his cooking show on PBS and you soon will be!

So, get out those cookbooks and check out your favorite cooking blogs - you're sure to find the perfect recipe for your own pie celebration!

And, one word of caution, don't confuse this with National Pi Day - that's March 14!

Photos from Southern Living. Search their recipes for 'pie' and you'll see lots of yummy ideas!

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